Fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) is a derivation of Fiber-to-the-x, which is a generalization of the several configurations of optical fiber use in telecommunications hardware. In FTTP communication delivery, the fiber is run from the central dispersal center to the premise itself, rather than deploying the signals through a cable pole, etc. The speed of the connection depends on the size of the Passive Optical Network (PON). The speed of the broadband delivery could be as high as 100Mbps, but there are installation challenges to be met.
Companies replace copper cable wires with optical fiber in order to provide the highest-quality internet connection to their customers. It's expensive to make this change, but an FTTP infrastructure provides many attractive options to telecommunications vendors, such as enabling them to bundle voice, data, and video services into one package.

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Google Fiber to conduct small business pilot in Kansas City

Google Fiber's initial focus of its 1 Gbps fiber to the premises (FTTP) service has been on the residential market, but it looks like it is going to finally begin testing a new small business product in Kansas City, reports the  Kansas City Business Journal.

BSkyB, TalkTalk, CityFibre joint venture challenges BT's broadband hold

A new fiber to the premises (FTTP) joint venture formed by BSkyB, TalkTalk and CityFibre will provide up to 1 Gbps speed broadband in York as a way battle incumbent telco BT with their own broadband network.

Cincinnati Bell extends 1 Gbps fiber service to The Brandery, sets plan for broader rollout

Cincinnati Bell's aggressive fiber rollout is having an effect on area small businesses, and its partnership with The Brandery, a consumer marketing and branding accelerator, is a good example of that trend.

Google Fiber looks for NYC-based sales manager

Google Fiber may have not named New York City on its recent list of  planned 34 cities  where it could build out its 1 Gbps fiber to the premises (FTTP) service, but its employment page revealed it is looking to hire sales support staff in the city, reports  Geek.com.

Illinois asks Gigabit Squared to give back $2M grant

Illinois is the latest state finding itself entangled with Gigabit Squared, a startup focused on providing wireline-based fiber broadband connections to nine communities, reports the  Chicago Sun-Times.

Verizon claims NYC landlords are stunting FiOS rollouts

Verizon may see New York City as one of its key existing FiOS growth markets, but it claims that building owners are not letting the telco's crews install the service, reports  The New York World.

Verizon grows California, Massachusetts FiOS footprint to 2.4M homes and businesses

Verizon may have no immediate plans to enter new markets with FiOS, but in existing markets like California and Massachusetts, the service provider extended the service to a total of 2.4 million homes and businesses in 2013.

Georgia's Habersham electric cooperative gets into the 1 Gbps FTTH game

Habersham EMC (HEMC), a member-owned electric cooperative serving northeast Georgia, is the latest service provider to introduce a 1 Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) service targeting five of the state's communities.

Google Fiber to extend fiber to more Kansas City-area neighborhoods

Google Fiber is going to put its much talked about 1 Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) service into the hands of more customers with plans to roll out service to more locations in the Kansas City area.

Verizon's Shammo: We'll look at FiOS expansions once it returns the cost of capital

Verizon Communications has made it clear that it won't bring FiOS to any new markets, but CFO Fran Shammo told investors it would consider expansions once the current buildouts have given it the best return on its investment.